Cleveland Browns address defense in 2020 NFL mock draft

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MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Damien Harris #34 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after scoring a toucdown in the first quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Jedrick Wills Jr.
Round 1 Pick 10

With the 10th pick, the Browns are able to land probably the best tackle in the entire draft, Jedrick Wills Jr. from Alabama. Previously, Wills Jr. was predicted to not fall to Cleveland, but with a potential run on quarterbacks and some defensive players, the Browns happily land Wills Jr. at 10.

Wills Jr. is the most athletic tackle in the draft. He has excellent quickness and fluidity for a tackle. He is able to recover and slide better than most. He can absolutely bully opposing ends as well. Being able to move that quickly at six foot four inches and 312 pounds is remarkable.

The only real downside to Wills Jr. is he played right tackle for the Crimson Tide. It won’t be a problem for him to make the switch to left tackle for the Browns, though. Again, he is a tremendous athlete who is fluid and can adjust to game situations. He can certainly learn and become just as dominant on the left side of the ball. Additionally, the Browns now have one of the best offensive line coaches in the entire league in Bill Callahan. He is an excellent teacher and can help mold Wills Jr. into a perennial Pro Bowler as the Browns’ left tackle.

Cleveland gets their much needed, cornerstone left tackle. With bookends on the line of scrimmage of Jedrick Wills Jr. and Jack Conklin, Cleveland and quarterback Baker Mayfield should feel pretty confident. Expect the offense to be much improved behind this new and certainly improved offensive line.

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